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at something -- as always describe it as the surface of mars. it looks at the surface of mars. you don't have much out there. in the desert floor at that time of the year, the hard mass. they did in the day again for shelter. there were a up. they could not get it into the ground. very hard today. not like you would see unless you have heavy equipment to dig down further. our panel was bad. on many aspects of this that we seem to be unprepared for when they went into the first night. the court, when he went down, actually three prepped with a rescue helicopter. so if they had just called one of them, notified properly, 45 minutes and 45 minutes out the cut got them off the ground and where he needed to be. he was communicating, would not have been a problem. but unfortunately they did not like how he got shot down. how he gets shut down as the starter all this, the friendly fire shoot and the mistakes that are made. and the way -- the mistakes and the flying of it, to me, it comes down to the fact that, well, is training officer did not shoot him down to clarify that point. these of the one i
've always described it like the surface of mars. the iraqi desert looks like the surface of mars. there's not much of the. on the desert for that time of year, the knights and shovels they can to dig in to shoulder, it's like digging -- they can get in the ground. it was very hard to dig. it wasn't salty sand like you would see a lesser heavy equipment to dig down for the. the hardpan was a bad. there are many aspects of this that they were unprepared for when it went into that first night. the quarter we went down was actually pre-prep with rescue helicopters. so if you just called one of them, they notified react properly, 45 minutes in, 45 minutes out, they could have gotten off the ground. he was commuting. so that wouldn't have been a problem. but, unfortunately, they did like how he got shot down. how he got shot down started all this. the friendly fire issue. and the mistakes that were made. and the way, the mistakes and the flying of it to become a comes down to the fact that, while his commanding officer did not shoot them down, to clarify that point, he's not the one who did i
it was like 1988, i think, '85 or '88, bid mar v. vinson, in a dissent, says this is historically not credible. this is not what they meant when they passed the first amendment, and he went through right down the line what they meant, and the first amendment was simply that the congress shall not establish a nationa church. that's all they meant. they did not mean we had a secularizing state. and, unfortunately, that has become the law. that is, that's the way we think of things now. people think of jefferson's words before they even know what is in the first amendment, and i'm arguing for the radical -- well, i'm arguing for the radical position. but that's william rehnquist's position. he's, of course, deceased. that everson was bad law. it should be thrown out. all those establishment cases should be just chucked. they're confused -- they're too confused to be able to rectify, and a sign of that is the court itself can't figure out how to balance the establishment clause and freedom of religion clause, free exercise clause. they get continually entangled on their own feet. so that's the mor
tv and american history tv. look at the of literary life of virginia beach, virginia. including more from the mar mariner's museum. veterans affair secretary and other va officials testified monday before the senate committee on veteran's affairs. president obama has requested $150.7 billion for the veteran's affair department in 2014. a 10.2 increase over 2013 funding level. the hearing is two hours. [inaudible conversations] a hearing on the way. i want to welcome everyone to the hearing on the fiscal year 2014 budget and the fiscal year of 2015 advanced appropriation request for the department of veterans affairs. earlier in year, i think we will recall we heard from nearly all the veteran surface organizations. these groups shared with us our priority which reflect the needs of the men and women who have served our country. i want to thank all of the organizations not only for the important testimony but the great work they do every single day. protecting the interest of america's veterans. if there's anything that many of us have learned in recent years, it is that the real cost of war is fa
as an astronaut, i used to get a lot of questions about why are we going back to the moon on the mars? my answer was, this is what i used to say to that. when you look at polling data, where our space program stands in people's issues, it is often in people's top 10 things they are behind and concerned about. it's never in anybody's top three and that's why it doesn't get a lot of attention. you are right. it does not tend to be a subject that is on the forefront of the issues they are concerned with. it isn't. but newtown lifted up on the list a lot. it really did. did it for me personally, for my wife spent to much higher on the list. obviously for a come and this is our top priority. i understand it is not everybody's cup priority. >> tom. i [inaudible] [inaudible] -- you try to convince them that, you know, the people they are hearing from are a very vocal minority and most of their constituents are actually okay with some reasonable legislation to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the dangerous mentally ill. but it is concerning because i've sat in member's office says who have sa
. their dedication and perfection was marred the foundation of our military strength. as we discussed numbers, budgets and strategic priorities this morning we will not lose sight of those men and women serving across the globe. as you all know there will being depends on the decisions we make in washington. today the department of defense faces a significant challenge of conducting long-term challenge budgeting at a time up in security in terms of the security challenges we face around the globe in the levels of defense spending at home. even as the military emerges and recovers from more than a decade of sustained conflict in iraq and afghanistan, we confront an array of complex threats with varying degree to include the persistence of violent extremism throughout weak states and ungoverned states in the middle east and north africa. the proliferation of dangerous weapons and materials, the rise of new powers, the risk of regional conflicts in the united states faceless nameless silent and distracted cyberattacks, debilitating dangerous curse of human despair and poverty as well as the unce
of massachusetts was marred by a detestable act of violence. dozens of innocent civilians gathered to watch an iconic, peaceful athletic event. they were injured by explosions and three lives were lost. i am honored today to joining the senior senator from the commonwealth of massachusetts, senator warren, in offering the resolution honoring the heroes and remembering the victims of that horrible day. we continue to pray for the injured and hope they begin to heal, and we mourn those who were killed and the families who survive them. as a community, our hearts ached to hear about the youngest victim, martin richard, a vibrant 8-year-old, a boy from dorchester, the same age as my son, who came to watch his father finish the marathon, lost his life. we share in his family's grief and continue to send our prayers to his mother and his sister who are still in the hospital with very serious injuries. yesterday we struggled to watch patty campbell fight back tears as she talked about her beautiful and always smiling daughter crystal. this 29-year-old woman from arlington, and lindsey lou, a bosto
of that? what is beautiful about that? i conclude a mars cyst because the state will take care of my neighbor. cohad a huge demonstration on behalf of legal marijuana. wow. if my child had gone to a, let's celebrate legalized marijuana i would have believed i failed as a parent utterly. the mass simple involved here, that is what preoccupies you. you're now a free to get high on marijuana. just think about what animates a lot of people? it's just painful, frankly. so, this -- and social darwinism? is this what the left uses to attack the belief -- i don't even know what belief they're attacking. what about social darwinism? that the talented and the harder working get ahead? why is that darwinism? why didn't that merit? i have in there from -- i believe it's a harvard economist, a princeton economist actually. man won a nobel peace nobel pri. and he shows how much more television poorer people watch than richer people, because richer people don't have the time to watch tv. they work so hard to get ahead. this doesn't mean that poor people don't work hard but on average, in america, b
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